Nate's Meatless Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Nate's Meatless Meatball Sandwich Recipe

Nate's Meatless Meatballs - a line of  vegan and vegetarian "meatballs" - is the perfect solution to a quick and healthy family meal. Made from protein-packed soy, Nate's Meatless Meatballs offer the taste, texture and versatility of traditional meatballs—but with fewer calories and high vegetable protein content, making them perfect for vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets alike. Nate's brings you a delicious homemade meatless meatball sandwich recipe that can make for a perfect appetizer when cut into small pieces or a filling family meal for your weeknight dinner! Nate's Meatless Meatballs are available nationwide in stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other local supermarkets. For more information on Nate's Meatless Meatballs, visit www.natesmeatless.com.

1
Servings
1221
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Marinara Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried thyme
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Dired oregano
  • 1 Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Cups Canned tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried rosemary
  • 6 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar

For the Sandwich

  • 1 Ciabatta Bread
  • 1/2 Red pepper, roasted
  • 1/2 Yellow pepper, roasted
  • 1 Dash of Fresh Basil
  • 8 Nate's Meatless Meatballs
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

For the Marinara Sauce

1) Heat oil and sauté onions, whole garlic and dried herbs until onions are translucent.
2) Add canned tomato and water, stir to scrape up all flavor at the bottom of the pan.
3) Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
4) Stir in fresh herbs and let simmer 10 - 15 minutes more.
5) Remove from heat and puree.
6) Add salt, pepper and sugar. Adjust according to your taste.

For the Sandwich

1) Heat Nate’s Meatless Meatballs according to the package directions.
2) Slice ciabatta in half.
3) Place basil and roasted peppers on bottom half of bread.
4) Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top of vegetables.
5) Place Nate’s Meatless Meatballs on top of cheese.
6) Cover with warm marinara sauce.
7) Place in a Panini Press. If you don’t have one, you can use the bottom sides of 2 cast iron pans. Heat both pans, put oil in one and place your sandwich in it. Brush the top bread with a little oil, and place the other hot pan on top of the sandwich. Heat until the cheese melts and bread is crispy.

8) Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
64g
91%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
38g
100%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
112g
86%
Protein
70g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1552µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
106mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1277µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
2935mg
100%
Choline, total
77mg
18%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
26g
100%
Folate, total
482µg
100%
Iron, Fe
51mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
457mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
7mg
100%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1551mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
70µg
100%
Sodium, Na
4808mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
1235g
46%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

Meat Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meat Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.